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heroin addiction symptoms

21 Smoking heroin

Smoking heroin

May 11th, 2017

Smoking heroin delivers the opiate from the lungs to the arteries. Then, it travel through the bloodstream and goes directly to the user’s brain. Read more about effects of smoking heroin and how it affects the brain. More here

2 When does heroin kick in?

When does heroin kick in?

August 25th, 2016

The time it takes for heroin to kick in depends on the way it is taken. Heroin effects are usually felt within seconds after you take it. Find out more about heroin metabolism here.

Is heroin a narcotic?

Is heroin a narcotic?

May 30th, 2016

Yes, heroin is an illicit narcotic drug. More on the legal and medical status of heroin here.

Prescription drug abuse can lead to teen heroin addiction

Prescription drug abuse can lead to teen heroin addiction

February 19th, 2016

A very basic review of how opioid pain killers are like heroin…and how teens move from one drug-of-choice to another. Insights for parents, with a list of safety tips and action steps.

2 Can you get addicted to heroin?

Can you get addicted to heroin?

January 20th, 2015

Yes, you can get addicted to heroin. More here on heroin’s addiction liability and how you get addicted in the first place.

13 Dependence on heroin

Dependence on heroin

June 17th, 2014

People who use heroin regularly can develop dependence on heroin quickly. More on how the body adapts to the presence of heroin in the system here.

2 Physical addiction to heroin

Physical addiction to heroin

April 13th, 2014

Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction to heroin? The line is delicate, but there is a difference. More on this distinction here.

13 Signs and symptoms of heroin addiction

Signs and symptoms of heroin addiction

January 22nd, 2014

Signs of heroin addiction include drug seeking and compulsive behavior. Howe else can you identify a possible heroin addict? We review here.

How to treat heroin addiction

How to treat heroin addiction

January 6th, 2013

Treating heroin addiction includes detox from physical dependence on heroin as well as addressing the mental compulsion to use. More here on how to treat heroin addiction and where you can go for help.

6 Is heroin addictive?

Is heroin addictive?

August 8th, 2012

YES. Heroin is highly addictive. We review what heroin is made of, and how you get addicted to heroin here.

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